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Jose Antonio
José Antonio works as tailor from his home, a trade he learned as a young man more than 30 years ago while working with his father. After he married, he bought a sewing machine and started his own tailoring business. He has provided for his household and his children’s education as well as completed other jobs by himself. He always has proven to be a responsible person. With this loan, he will buy enough fabric to serve his customers, provide better service, and improve his earnings. With his earnings, he will meet the needs of both home and family.
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El señor José Antonio, se dedica a los trabajos de sastrería en su casa de habitación. Oficio que aprendió de joven desde hace más de 30 años con su papá, ya que una vez que se caso compro su máquina de coser e instalo su propio negocio de sastrería. Con lo cual ha mantenido su hogar y la educación de sus hijos, además de realizar otros trabajos por cuenta propia, siempre ha demostrado ser una persona responsable. Con este financiamiento comprara suficiente tela para atender a sus clientes, brindarle mejor servicio y obtener mejores ganancias. Con estas ganancias atenderá las necesidades del hogar y la familia.

Additional Information

Fundación Leon 2000

This loan is administered by Fundación Leon 2000. Fundación Leon 2000 began operations in 1993 as the first microfinance institution to serve the western part of Nicaragua, a country which continues to be one of the poorest in the western hemisphere. Fundación Leon 2000 works to further the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises through credit services and management, applying the best credit industry practices and technical expertise. Additionally, Fundación Leon manages several business and financial education programs in the community, specifically for young entrepreneurs and at-risk youth. Fundación Leon 2000’s group of experienced and dedicated employees works in 7 offices in Leon, Chinandega, Chichigalpa, Somotillo, Jinotepe, El Sauce, and Nagarote and serves several thousand clients (the majority of whom are women).

About Nicaragua

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $26,432,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 21.5
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Jose Antonio to purchase fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2010
Sep 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2011